from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An engagement, as for a performance by an entertainer.
- n. A reservation, as for accommodations at a hotel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of book.
- n. The act or process of writing something down in (a) book(s), e.g. in accounting
- n. A reservation for a service, such as accommodation in an hotel.
- n. The engagement of a performer for a particular performance.
- n. The issuing of a caution which is usually written down in a book, and results in a yellow card or (after two bookings) a red card, that is to say, the player is sent from the field of play.
- n. The process of photographing, fingerprinting and recording identifying data of a suspect following arrest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of engaging or securing beforehand (by registry or payment) a box or seat at the opera, a passage on a steamer or train, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
- n. the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)
From the verb to book, from the noun book (Wiktionary)